Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session we continued reviewing for the test the student had which covered statistical tests of significance. Student recalled most concepts after a few times, struggled most with using alternate and null hypotheses but seemed to have a good grasp of everything after a few practice questions. No extra practice and no concerns."
"We continued from yesterday's session where we left off at working on the homework problems. I helped her with extracting information from the question, defining the null and alternative hypothesis, and choosing the correct distribution. After a couple problems to practice, she has gotten better with understanding what she has to do. She ended up getting all of the questions correct on her first submission of the homework."
"The student had attended three lectures since our last meeting. The material covered mostly focused on 2x2 bi-variate tables and the various pieces of information that can be obtained from them. We went over conditional probabilities and the difference between a false positive and a false negative. We went over a couple different example tables and talked about the different terms and how they can be found on the table. I will bring an extra example to our next meeting to make sure he can figure out everything on his own."
"In this session, we reviewed the country statistics excel project notes that the instructor gave on how to better complete the project. We improved on the graphs and calculations previously done. We spent most of the time discussing and calculating simple linear regression for one of the questions."
"The student and I went over z-tests, and focused on the difference between one tail and two-tailed z-tests, p-value, and alpha levels. We also went over the difference between z-tests, t-tests, and anovas. The student and I went over the concepts that will be covered on her exam next week. She expressed that she felt as though she was understanding the material."
"Worked on test review for chapter 5. Started with two problems for 5.1 then did two problems from 5.6. Also did two problems from the test review in the book. I then reviewed the first two challenge problems with the student. Then we went over the last 3 challenge problems. I recommend he do the practice test later tonight. I also recommend that he work on making sure all signs and variables are copied correctly between steps."
"We covered the following topics: tabulating the different values of x and y based on the given function, graphing of the equations in 2d coordinate plane, basic matrices (addition and multiplication), and finding intercepts on the axis for a given equation. We also went over his test questions and explained quadratic, cubic, straight line and exponential equations. The student seemed to be quick at grasping the concepts and responsive to suggestions. I will be providing additional exercises for him to work on during the week."
"Today we worked on problems for combinations of functions (given f(x) and g(x), find (f+g)(x), etc.) and composite functions (find f(g(x)), etc.)."
"The student and I went over his quiz. We went over 2-step equations, expressions, and 3-step equations (combining like terms). I noticed that the student needs to remember the sign rules when doing his problems. We will continue to work on these problem types."
"The student and I worked on finding common bases for exponents and simplifying exponent equations. We worked on her homework as well as reviewed her pre-test for chapter 5. She seemed to understand most items on her pre-test."
"The student is polite and seems interested in algebra. We went over the problems from past tests. I stressed the concepts that were involved. We touched on his new work about reflections."
"The student is a hard worker with excellent number sense. I worked with him on linear equations, rates, and overall problem solving. We worked on showing our thought process and work and being careful to read the directions (label, write an equation etc.). I taught him the method of solving equations using the inverse operation to balance both sides of the equal side. He did a great job!"